GOP Congressman Michael Grimm and Democratic challenger Domenic Recchia’s latest fund-raising totals leave them with more than $1 million cash-on-hand each.
According to Mr. Grimm’s April filing, posted online today, the incumbent raised around $345,000 during the period, leaving him with a bit under $1.2 million dollars on hand.
Mr. Recchia’s campaign, meanwhile, brought in $206,000 and now have $1,065,900 cash on hand–a slight uptick from their last filing three months ago, which showed about $992,000 on hand. All federal candidates must submit their quarterly contributions and expenditures by the end of the day.
Though their cash-on-hand numbers are roughly competitive, Mr. Grimm’s campaign also has more than $450,000 in debt, mostly stemming from legal expenses that would seem to relate to a reported investigation into his 2010 fund-raising. Mr. Grimm, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, spent another $50,000 on legal fees in the first three months of the year.
The battle for the Staten Island-based district is the only competitive Republican-versus-Democrat congressional race in the five boroughs.
Updated at 6:03 p.m. with details from Mr. Recchia’s filing.